As measures to help prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus unfold across the country, DAV has faith that the veteran community is able to face this pandemic with sensibility and composure. At the same time, due to their service-connected injuries and illnesses, disabled veterans may be more vulnerable to this virus than our civilian counterparts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) continue to recommend social distancing as one of the most effective means of prevention. We’re asking our state and local leaders to carefully evaluate upcoming gatherings like department conventions and even chapter meetings. Guidance on hosting mass gatherings or large community events has been issued for activities covering the next eight weeks.
It is impossible to forecast every consequence of this global pandemic. Please stay tuned to dav.org/covid/ and our social networks for more information about our charity’s reaction as it becomes available.
DAV strongly recommends that our members check with their state and local leaders before attending routine meetings or events that are scheduled in the foreseeable future.
For now, know that you are foremost in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.